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Demerara sugar recipes

Demerara sugar

This pale-coloured and mild-tasting raw cane sugar is named after its place of origin – Demerara, in Guyana – but it is now imported from various other country, such as Jamaica, Malawi and Mauritius. It has large sparkling golden crystals and a crunchy texture. Traditionally used to sweeten coffee, it’s perfect for sprinkling but can also be used for baking, particularly in things that need extra crunchiness such as crumbles, cheesecake bases, flapjacks and biscuits.

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Buyer's guide

Fine demerara sugar is available, and is more suitable for cake baking.

Storage

Keep it stored in an airtight container somewhere cool and dry to prevent the crystals from going hard.

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